Inspiration in New York
Have you ever been to a place that feel like its 100 worlds away? For me, New York was that place. Little did I know I was about to experience ultimate, creative inspiration in New York City.
It was the place that I’ve seen thousands of time on television and in films but never a place I could imagine myself.
I’ve travelled to many places in the world, around Europe, Singapore, Australia and I’ve been to America before, but for some reason I still couldn’t place myself in New York. Then we booked the flights, then the hotel, and suddenly I was immersed in research about this extraordinary city. We got back this weekend just past and I cannot express how magical our experience was. We had the must see tourist attractions booked, as well tickets to Phantom of the Opera. I have had the pleasure of seeing this musical in the West End, London and to see it at the Majestic Theatre was incredible. By far my favourite musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber is nothing short of a genius.
Anyway, Not only did we see the main sites, we also explored Manhattan as best we could in the short few days we had. I loved perusing the luxury boutiques on 5th Avenue. Coincidentally, Tiffany & Co opened their cafe while we were visiting! We enjoyed champagne at The Plaza, upon recommendation by an inspiration of mine, Cara Alwill Leyba, author of Girl Code among many other incredible books.
Strolling through Central Park was beautiful, such a beautiful space in the concrete jungle that is New York. The colours of the leaves were incredible, and when we stumbled upon the ice skating rink, it was like we had stepped into a film. Walking on average ten miles a day is pretty exhausting but we didn’t let that eat into exploring the nightlife. Manhattan really comes alive after dark, we experienced some interesting bars and ate some incredible food. We also had the opportunity to cruise the Hudson one evening, on a …. sailing boat, listening to a live Jazz band. What an experience, cruising past the beautiful Lady Liberty with smooth jazz and champagne.
I hope I’ve given you a small insight into how truly magical this experience was.
I have come back to the Peak District and feel truly inspired by everything that I had the pleasure to see and experience in the week I spent in the remarkable city that is New York.
I do believe I have found the inspiration for a new collection from this experience, so watch this space early next year to see the pieces we create.